Thea Queen of Light, the artist name of Bosnian singer and humanist Tehvida Thea Rekic is issuing a new album under the name ‘Who am I’ (Ko Sam Ja).
Telling a story through music is the most frequent way of expressing emotions, celebrations, happiness, sadness, problems, affinities, needs and wishes. The most evident proof is that things around us happen, the need to tell about them and repeat them, a mature fantasy, often not too far from reality, yet too brutal and ungracious in regards to to our wishes. Those wishes are humble enough, of pure and steady origin. But life’s handwriting highlights us all individually with a single colour of a fluorescent marker.
We see through that, each in his/her own special way and through various filters. It’s not by chance that we often imagine water streams, but live in metropolitan cities. It’s not by chance that we have a certain knowledge yet speak in a different, eloquent language, but wish we could let words go and speak themselves without any effort. It’s not by chance that we stand on firm ground, that we are stable, employed and safe but wish that the wind would lift us and let us wander. It’s not by chance that a song has no tone. If it is not sung, then it is spoken, then it lasts in a different way in a different time, within a different bond of reality and nonexistence.
But sometimes… we long to be a part of a song and tell our pain and happiness, our enthusiasm and our critique, our whim which is drawn with kindness and melted in honey.
At times we are witnesses, at others we are victims. Sometimes we understand , though understanding is forbidden to us, forbidden by law, unplanned. This makes us victims. Let us give ourselves up to the air and create a shadow above all those that do not help us. Let song make the words more bearable, sorrows more sufferable, joys appear faster and last to humble eternity. At least someone deserves this, someone to whom things happen that are so painful and harsh, locked in dreams along with countless unheard sobs. We are not conscious, yet we have no conscience. Let’s sing within ourselves, before sleep engulfs us, in the rain, in the mist, on the pavement, from lust of a most sincere love..
Song united us and brought us closer-forever.
Thea Queen Of Light is a special human gift. What makes her work so extraordinary are her extraordinary intentions. During the war in Bosnia in Herzegovina in the early nineties, Thea was forced to flee her native city of Bihac. For years, somewhere out there, she grew up amidst true pain. Somewhere out there, away from herself, she began to search for her peace. While others drew peace, she composed it.
Thea is the first rap artist from Bosnia and Herzegovina. For those who don’t know, she steered her path of life towards generosity and good. The whole world is Thea’s home, a big house filled with many beautiful dwellers. She is a ready guest wherever she appears, but every day, the world grows smaller and smaller in its capability to accept all the love she brings through all she does.
A well known humanist, an honest fighter for human rights and equality, artist and in every sense a human being, Thea Rekic, Thea Queen of Light, issued a single named KO SAM JA (WHO AM I) (WER BIN ICH )?
This single is dedicated to all that are endangered by what they cannot influence, all victims of natural catastrophes, all the unfortunate and forgotten, all the sick and abandoned pearls of this home of ours. These pearls are a treasure and Thea finds herself in them, at least occasionally and yet so often.
Thea Queen of Light is a woman with many facets and that is what makes her personality and music so special. After she had to escape from war in her hometown Bihac (Bosnia Herzegovina),she found strength in her destiny: Music – this universal language, which brings people closer to each other and lets boundaries disappear. Even in her bad experiences she always saw something positive and developed an energy that made her strong. Now she is living and
working under the name Thea Queen of Light as a Hip Hop artist in Stuttgart – a city which is a
mecca for the whole scene of the genre. For example, Thea Queen of Light was performing on stage at the celebration event for 10 years of Catch A Fire Festival. She could share the stage with popular artists like Gentleman, Eizi Eiz aka Jan Delay, Denyo and DJ Mad, Samy Deluxe & Tsunami Band, Afrob, Cassandra Steen, D-Flame, Torch, Toni L, Reedoo and Johnny (Culcha Candela), Curse and many more. So she could excite the 4000 to 5000 visitors in even two cities:
Sindelfingen and Freiburg.At the same time, Thea is a wanderer between the worlds, who is able to find a place for herself all over the world, which she might not always call her homeland, but a home. Thea Queen of Light wants to recreate the sometimes lost connection between the people by using the element which is part of every culture: Music! But the woman with the colourful past has not only the rhythm in her blood, but also her heart in the right place. With her organization Light for tomorrow. e.V., together with other helpers, she contributes her part to the responsibiliy of society and cares about the often forgotten in this world. All of her passionate commitment is dedicated to the children around the globe who
suffer from orphan hood or horrible diseases like Aids or cancer and to the poorest of the poor.
Thea Queen of Light carries the hope and positive energy not only in her name, but also
transports this philosophy in her songs.The multi-talent, who is also interested in fashion and acting, is writing her own songs and
creates powerful rhymes, which are directly going into your ear. With her never-ending courage
and the will to make the world a little bit better and more beautiful, in music she found the
perfect instrument to show everyone her own inner light.
„For me, music is the best way to communicate“
Million Stylez sang the intro in my song "Who am I"
Million Stylez has worked with many musical acts including Beyoncé, Loon, Smif N Wessun, Mr. Vegas, Bunji Garlin, Lukie D, Loogaman, Alozade, J-Ro, Gentleman, and two of Sweden's biggest and most respected rappers, Promoe and Ken Ring. He has also been the opening act for artists like Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, Ne-Yo, Fabolous, Nina Sky, Ryan Leslie, Fatman Scoop, Wayne Wonder, Mr. Vegas, T.O.K., Anthony B, Ward 21, Alozade, Zumjay, among others. He has recorded dubplates for big soundsystems and selectors like David Rodigan (the U.K.'s biggest and most known selector), Mighty Crown, Massive B, Sentinel, Robbo Ranx , Silver Star and Thea Queen Of Light
Thanks to Million Stylez and it is my honor to have of this friend!! Thanks for support this project "KO SAM JA (WHO AM I)"
Aleksandra Dabic is a music star from Belgrade. She gave a voice in this song in the last Refrain with Thea Queen Of Light
Thank you very much Aleksandra (3:43 - 4:37)